the perfect {picnic} // blogger besties

one saturday morning, four blogger besties met in strawberry fields.  the perfect picnic people met us at central park to deliver the cutest blue and white tote bag complete with a ribbon & including a picnic blanket.  we found a nice shaded spot in strawberry fields – ready to brunch, relax, and enjoy each others company.  now, hindsight is 20/20, so given the chance to do it again, we probably would not have chosen the hottest day of the year at that point [a cool 96°] for our outdoor meal.  however, the perfect picnic made our experience so so so enjoyable.  they provided all the necessities & then some!  the food ranged from assorted baguettinis, north fork potato chips, & a cheese wedge… to fresh berries, seasonal salad, & bread… even organic lemonade, homemade chocolate chip cookies, & sea salt brownies.  this was a feast fit for a king!  [or 4 queens]

warning: photos below may make your mouth water!

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summer {scarves} // ladies who lunch

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not pictured: Isabel Kellman, the lady behind the camera & creator of these beautiful silk scarves.  my friend Izzy is a graduate of Indiana University & Parsons School of Design, a fashion designer, a business owner, and a photographer.  to say the least, she is a busy little bee.  and her latest endeavor is Nicole Isabel Designs.  she combined fashion, photography, and customization to create what you see here: one-of-a-kind pieces of art in the form of a silk scarf. Continue reading